hoops 26


Carshalton UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   Leonard Hopskotch, Gavin Skylark, Denzil Fromage, Theolonious Crab, Shirley-Ann Tentcat, Lucy Wednesday, Dr Horsehammer and Frankie Glockensphere.

Former xylophonist with Tex Ovary And The Animators who set Paris alight in the late 90s (and received appropriate jail time for doing so).

Songs (26)

#1 Derek 4 @nancyrost  37
Feb 1
#2 Improvisation on a patchwork bird @dragondreams  56
Feb 1
#3 Play Me A Song @wille  19
Feb 2
#4 There was a man @benjaminnolan  16
Feb 2
#5 Derek 5 (ft. Helen and Debs) @nancyrost  19
Feb 3
#6 Take Me Down @tcelliott  31
Feb 3
#7 A Better Friend @tcelliott  14
Feb 4
#8 Derek 6 (ft. isaac quatorze) @nancyrost  12
Feb 4
#9 Derek 7 (ft. Johnny Cashpoint) @nancyrost  12
Feb 8
#10 Goodbye Hoops @mikeskliar  19
Feb 9
#11 Would You Like To See The Wood @nancyrost  10
Feb 11
#12 Universe Dances @nancyrost  8
Feb 11
#13 The Conveyer Belt @nancyrost  6
Feb 11
#14 Explosive Cigars (2014 Hoops Collab) @mattblick  18
Feb 11
#15 Look At Me Now (Blood Sweat) @tcelliott  14
Feb 12
#16 Living with Keith in the jungle room (also with Nancy Rost) @mikeskliar  7
Feb 14
#17 On The Moon @tcelliott  19
Feb 20
#18 Duvet Cover (for Hoops) Feat. Debs! @giantenemycliche 8
Feb 21
#19 Ever-Revolving Mechanical Fairy Forest Part 1 (ft. karan) @nancyrost  8
Feb 25
#20 Fly Free, Patchwork Bird @dragondreams  16
Feb 27
#21 I didn't wear a tie @helenseviltwin  10
Feb 27
#22 Feelgood Bicycle Dream (Hoopsmith's Unfinished Symphony) @stephenwordsmith 11
Feb 27
#23 Light To Keep Away The Dark @ajna1960  4
Feb 28
#24 Sitting in the dark @mikeskliar  7
Feb 28
#25 I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye @tcelliott  7
Mar 1
#26 Waterfalls and Doorbells @nancyrost  13
Mar 1


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  • @boyatheart  Feb 9

    RIP Hoops. I didn't get to know you really, but you were always a presence during FAWM that I will remember as I started my songwriting journey.

  • @chasingandromeda  Feb 4

    Hoops...you aren't here and yet, you are. That is the power of music, in general, and the power of the music you made specifically. Play on, wherever you are.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 1

    I didn't know hoops very well, but I know that he will always live here in FAWM and through the wonderful collabs that will (hopefully) never, ever end 😀

  • @ajna1960  Feb 1

    @izaakalexander please don't click unwatch, as there are many wonderful collabs appearing here 😀

  • @izaakalexander  Feb 1

    Gone, but not forgotten. Truly missed now, but I'm so very thankful for what we shared here. As I click 'Unwatch' I feel like crying.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    I am so very, very sad that you are no longer with us. There are a thousand masterpieces that will never be heard , and a thousand kind comments that will never be read, and I will miss them terribly.

    However, your presence on these forums will never die. You have inspired me to be the Hoops I want to see in the world.

  • @whisperedcandles  Jan 31

    You are missed.

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31

    Big love to all the hoops clan and here is to me attempting at least two rather uncharacteristic time signature tunes in your honour.x

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 31

    Ah, Hoops. I'll miss you.

  • @arcturusecho Jan 30

    Wishing you were still here and believing you may cast a smile down on the rest of us. Rest in peace.

  • @karan  Jan 30

    Oh Hoops ... I hope you smile upon us. May you be well, wherever you are now!

  • @vikkiflawith  Jan 30

    Missing you x

  • @cloudboy  Jan 30

    Sending you love and light on your journey through the universe.

  • @petra777  Jan 30

    RIP....wish you were here to join us...send us lots of good creating vibes from above...

  • @debs  Jan 29

    Hi Hoopsicle. <3 I logged in and came here, first. I miss you. We all do.

  • @isaacq  Jan 29

    so much love

  • @tcelliott  Jan 29

    It's just not the same now.

  • @sentense  Jan 29

    Unforgotten. Miss you, my friend.

  • @billysea  Jan 29

    Rest easy hoops. Miss you terribly.

  • @mikegtz  Jan 29

    Hail to the grand master, sorry you are gone!

  • @joshbelville  Jan 29

    miss you hoops. 😞

  • @rosedeschamps  Jan 28

    We miss you.

  • @adforperu  Jan 28


  • @clioem  Jan 28

    Missing you, Paul.

  • @popmythology  Jan 28

    Just found out about this today... I knew you only through my first two years here at FAWM, Paul, but I am honored to have crossed paths with you in this way nonetheless. The fight you fought is the fight my mother fights now.

  • @dragondreams  Jan 28

    It was an immense privilege sharing the planet with you, Paul.

    Laters, bud.

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 28

    You're oddball time signatures will be missed.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 28

    I miss you, Hoops.

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  • @marvsmooth  Jan 5

    Rest in peace Hoops :'( xx

  • @cairobraga Jan 5

    Rest in Power, Hoops!

  • @wille  Jan 5

    You will always have a home here, dear friend. Thank you for giving us so much.

  • @adforperu  Jan 5

    RIP Hoops

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 5

    So sad my friend that you've left us all. the phrase 'rest in peace' just doesn't feel right, -rest in whatever time signature you want, and you'll be missed by so many. (for those who don't know, paul 'hoops' turrell died jan 4, 2017)